Article: 'New' Wright ASB home 'discovered'

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Article: 'New' Wright ASB home 'discovered'

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One would hope the FLWBC mails an invitation to this couple to attend the FLWBC's Annual Conference, and in particular, the Homeowner's dinner gratis.

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I have just posted a story and photos to www.wrightinracine.com

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DRN wrote:One would hope the FLWBC mails an invitation to this couple to attend the FLWBC's Annual Conference, and in particular, the Homeowner's dinner gratis.
I think that is a really good idea, Dan.


I wonder if the new owners might be willing to put up with the insanity of a Conference tour of their 'new' FLW ASB???


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I don't think so. Serious medical diagnosis afoot. I already shudder looking at the cars that were starting to crawl past just hours after the announcement.
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One of those rare Wright houses with a garage.

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Macrodex wrote:One of those rare Wright houses with a garage.
The garage was added later

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Garage was added in 1976. One photo shows an AMC Pacer in it.
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The site would seem ideally suited to a split-level structure; if the lower level were to be used as a garage, one can imagine the first level on the uphill half of the terrain to be sunk to its window sills -- rather as J Randal McDonald might do -- to lower the overall profile of the house.

As the garage was an afterthought, what if any usable footage, in the same location, would have preceded it ?

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I wonder if further sleuthing will be able to turn up any historic photos via previous family ownerships - hopefully pre-dating the garage addition? as well as any interiors?


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SDR, the ASB Houses had full basements.

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Mark Hertzberg wrote:Garage was added in 1976. One photo shows an AMC Pacer in it.
The problem with owning a FLW house is that you have to upgrade your ride, too.

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Garage was added in 1976. One photo shows an AMC Pacer in it.

The problem with owning a FLW house is that you have to upgrade your ride, too.
Now hold on a minute...the though not classically beautiful, the Pacer was thoughtfully designed, unique for its era, and better looking than most other economy cars by the Big Three at the time.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/AMC_Pacer

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